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Index to Naturalizations


A few years ago, Florence Hutchison discovered these papers in a storage area of the Courthouse. She states that this isn't the complete file as many were destroyed back in the 1960's due to lack of space (with permission from the State). For those listed below, there is at least one paper on file with the Circuit Clerk's Office....either the Delcaration of Intention or the Final Oath. Be advised that there are no petitions for naturalizations which contain family history. You will receive a copy of a document showing renunciation of whatever country's ruler and his original signature. Sometimes the person has filed the Declaration of Intention in another county and has filed the Final Oath in Morgan. One can get copies for the cost of $1.00 fee per name (even if two papers), by sending to:

Circuit Clerk
Morgan County Courthouse
300 W State Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

As with any transcribed records, every effort has been made to transcribe these correctly, but there could be errors. They were very difficult to read, so I would suggest you look at all variants of a surname. To verify the correctness, refer to the original document. There are 426 names listed below.

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